A hotel giant is going to do what it can to keep workers happy, at least in Florida.
Destin Florida is expanding its work hours for its employees in order to keep them from going home during the summer.
Destins parent company, Orlando-based Hilton Worldwide, announced Monday that it will start a new program that will allow employees to stay at their hotel for up to 30 hours a week for the first time in a decade.
It’s an ambitious initiative that will help keep employees happy while they are away from home.
Destinas new program will also include the option of a three-day vacation.
“Our goal is to provide our guests with a memorable experience that includes our employees, our guests, and the communities we serve,” said Destins CEO Chris McCall.
“It’s a big step for us as a company, and we want to be a part of it.”
The program, called Summer Hours, will be offered to employees of the company’s hotel chain at locations across the United States.
The company plans to offer the program to staff from its flagship locations in the Orlando and Jacksonville areas.
As of the beginning of this month, Destins employees will be able to take a three day vacation from work and will have an additional 15 hours of paid vacation per year.
In total, the company expects to hire about 3,000 employees to take advantage of the program, which will start with 1,000 workers in Orlando and then expand to additional locations.
McCall said the company is targeting workers at the top of its company’s ranks, as it has a “very good track record of keeping our employees and our community engaged and engaged.”
He added that the company hopes to expand the program beyond its current footprint, but noted that the plan is still in its early stages.
Destino is not the first company to offer summer work hours.
A similar program was recently introduced by Hilton Worldwide in Singapore, which has since expanded to its entire Southeast Asia footprint.
According to the company, it has also offered summer work hour programs to employees in Australia, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, the United Kingdom, and United States of America.